Awards and Scholarships

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Student Scholarships

High School Scholarship Program

In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Georgia PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Georgia PTA Scholarships, the first of which was established in 1963, are funded solely through memberships, local unit PTA, Council contributions and other donations.

Georgia PTA Scholarships assist students who have successfully completed high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university or post-secondary institution. The number of awards and amounts of each scholarship vary year-to-year depending on the donations.

This is a one-year, non-renewable grant.

ELIGIBILITY

A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if he/she:

  1. Current Georgia resident.
  2. Is a graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA that is in good standing (i.e., dues paid, approved bylaws on file).
  3. Student AND parent/guardian is a current member of student's PTA/PTSA . A copy of both membership cards must be provided.
  4. Will attend a college, university, post-secondary institution or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year.
  5. Has exhibited good character.
  6. Has a satisfactory scholastic record. Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  7. Has not received a full scholarship(s).
  8. Submit an essay (Answer the question: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Discuss your goals, field of study, reasons for seeking this scholarship, along with what PTA/PTSA means to you and your level of participation. Be sure to include any extenuating circumstances which might contribute to your consideration).

APPLICATION TIPS

Don’t forget to include these items in your application package:

  • Proof of your PTA membership
  • Describe what the PTA/PTSA means to you and your involvement in your school's PTA/PTSA.
  • Copy of transcript.
  • Student profile resume.
  • Two completed reference letters, written specifically for this application.
  • When mailing your application packet, please assemble packet in the following order: application, letters of recommendation, essay, transcript, and copy of membership cards.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

Due on or before Friday, March 6, 2020 via certified mail to:

Georgia PTA

ATTN: High School Scholarship Program

114 Baker Street NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3366

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the Georgia State PTA office by Friday, March 6, 2020. 

Date of Notification

The scholarship recipients will be notified by U.S. Mail and/or e-mail by May 1, 2020.  Scholarship winners will have until June 1, 2020 to accept the award.  After July 1, 2020, the scholarship will be revoked.

Post Award Requirements

  • The award recipient must provide proof of registration and enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student in a post-secondary university (public or private), fine arts school, community college, or Vo-Tech for the 2020-2021 year.
  • The awarded recipient must provide proof of their Social Security Number.

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

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Membership Awards

Local Unit Membership Awards

Please submit membership dues to the state PTA office by the designated deadlines along with the Dues Transmittal Form and the appropriate award forms (click on the button to access the award form).

Awarded to one local unit in each district.

Certificate awarded to all districts with a 2% increase (over last year total) by June 30. The district with the highest percentage increase will receive two (2) CLT registrations.

Certificate awarded to all councils with a 2% increase (over last year total) by June 30. The council with the highest percentage increase will receive two (2) CLT registrations.

Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 400 or more members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in August.

Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 300-399 members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in August.

Awarded to PTAs submitting dues for 200 members to Georgia PTA by the last business day in September.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in September.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in October.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in November.

Awarded to all PTAs submitting *Target Membership dues and Membership Awards Form to Georgia PTA by the last business day in February.

Community Partnership Membership Certificate

Awarded to PTAs having 30 or more community members by the last business day in October (attach list of community members). Community partners include, but are not limited to, business partners, police/fire department members, school board members and senior citizens.

Click for the Award Application

 

Oak Tree Membership Certificate

Staff includes principal, administrative staff, clerical staff, custodians, social workers, counselors, cafeteria staff, etc.

 

*Target Membership is defined as one paid PTA members for student enrollment plus the number of certified teachers on staff as of the first full week of school.

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